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       Coupon clipping is one of the most commonly used forms of saving money. From clipping
coupons out of the local newspaper to getting coupons from your favorite retailer as a reward for being
a customer, the benefits of coupons can apply to anybody. And while clipping and saving coupons for
your next shopping excursion can be time consuming, the benefit of saving money is a positive aspect
for any consumer.

        Many stores offer coupons on their most popular items as a way to drive customer traffic into
the establishment. Still other stores offer coupons on discount merchandise as a way to get rid of the
old stuff and make way for new items. Either way, the benefits of coupons works for the customer in
that the store, in their effort to bring you into their establishment, is trying to save you money.
Following are four major reasons why the benefits of coupons cannot be discounted. With a little
thought and effort, the benefits of coupons can easily be applied to your grocery list, resulting in lots of
dollars worth of savings.

        1. Savings: This is perhaps the biggest reason for clipping coupons. Most people are always
looking to save a buck and coupons can help do just that. Shoppers who clip coupons diligently are
usually the ones who can save the most. A lot of little coupons can add up to more than 50% of your
overall bill, particularly at a grocery store. Most coupons offer more than just a percentage off of the
item; they offer dollar amounts, which in the consumer's mind, leads them to believe they are saving
more money than if the coupon simply touted a percentage. Coupons are meant to have a two-fold
purpose. They are meant to drive customers into certain stores and as a reward for shopping and
spending their money in that store, the store offers the coupon both as a reward for coming in and as an
incentive to return.

       2. Try Something New: A lot of times, people find coupons for savings on things they don't
normally use. This is a great opportunity to really get the most out of the benefits of coupons. Try
something new. This is especially beneficial if the coupon makes this item less expensive than the
brand you normally buy. So, go ahead and try that new cereal or laundry detergent. There's really
nothing to lose, because if it doesn't work out, you can always switch back to your staple brand and you
managed to save a little extra money this time around.

        3. Buy in Bulk: Most coupons have a buy two, get three free or they advertise special prices for
items in bulk. The benefits of coupons is that they provide a reason to stock up on the items you use the
most at a time when you can save money doing it. This encourages you to buy more items from the
store because you are saving money on each item bought.

       4. Marketing: This is where the benefits of coupons come in handy for the retail store.
Particularly if the store is the one issuing the coupons, it is a form of marketing. Not only does it
contribute to the positive image of the store because of the discount and savings, but it also makes the
name of the store more prominent on the shopper's radar. They know to shop at Store X because that's
where their coupons are issued from and they know that's where they can save money.

       The benefits of coupons are numerous, but there are some things to keep in mind. Most coupons
have an expiration date and there are usually stipulations for their use. You are often limited to a
quantity of products you can purchase with the coupon and some coupons do not work in conjunction
with any others. There are also many coupons that only work at specific stores, which is where the
marketing advantage of coupons works best.

       The benefits of coupons also works best when you carefully clip coupons to complement your
shopping list and then go through each coupon to read through the individual stipulations to be sure
you are able to use the coupon in conjunction with the other ones before you get the checkout line at
the your local retailer. It also helps to match up coupons with what you have on your shopping list to
save time at the grocery store and avoid unnecessary spending. After all, the benefits of coupons are
meant to work as a money-saving factor for the consumer. If you are not prepared or haven't figured out
what you need, you will only end up spending more money in the end, therefore negating the entire
benefits of the coupons.

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Description: In these tough economic times, there's nothing wrong with saving a buck here or there on the staples that keep you and your family comfortable. Couponing has been around for ages, but recently this money-saving practice has gained the national spotlight, which is causing a lot of people to want to learn how it's done. There are dozens of how to couponing books, courses and websites that show eager consumers the abc's of couponing.